Anio

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  1. Anio

    Issue with UCS AT-AT!!!

    I saw it when I built the model but didn't mention it in my review as I considered it was kinda irrelevant for most Lego fans. I will report it to TLG though. Doubt they will update the product, but well, we never know...
  2. You missed my point. A design that is so "optimised" that it would have weak poinst would just not be optimised.
  3. It is correct. I see that modularity is being discussed a lot with supercars in mind. But it can be achieved in virtually all kind of vehicle. I generally tend to disagree with the statement that modularity adds parts and make the build more dense. I actually think the opposite. When properly achieved, the modularity streamlines the working and the engineering in the model. Cause you can't make nice modularity if your modules are a mess. I may sound like a broken record, but I think that modularity is one of the aspect of simplexity. Simplexity is sometimes mindblowing. Sometimes, a few liftarms can achieve beautiful results (doors of Lambo Sian 42115 for example). I think it is fascinating how a complex thing can be achieved with so little because the builder found the perfect part adjustement and removed everything that was superfluous. Sometimes, I am litterally out of words when I have that perfect engineering feeling. Recently, I built the Elf Club House 10275. I just couldn't believe how the designer deconstructed the various steps of the wafles dispenser mechanism with just some boring tiles... Antoine de Saint Exupery said : "Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing to add, but when there is nothing left to take away".
  4. I'd say that modularity with Lego parts and Lego build is the equivalent of "Whatever is well conceived is clearly said, And the words to say it flow with ease." with words and sentences. Modularity is not simple to achieve, but it is what makes a build litterally "readable". Modularity makes the difference between a complex build and a complicated build. I would say that very few Technic builders truely master modularity, even at TLG. Time for @NKubate to jump in.
  5. 4x6 is an unusual dimension for studless. 5x7 would be more appropriate with other odd parts. edit : definitely not a new part here. It is just part 6629.
  6. 42131 without motors would be dull. A 42131 without motors would turn into an enormous 42028, which makes no sense.
  7. Maybe. I would even say that it is very likely so (going for a full extra axle is more than just a few bricks). Still, that is not my point. Wanna rate/value the achievement of 42129 ? Then go for a similar TT : 4WD, medium size wheels, 2 L motors for driving. And if possible, with detailed/accurate model, and not something that look like it was made 20 years ago (altough this is a minor - but real - aspect when judging pure performances as it affects weight)
  8. That's obviously not my point. You can be sure they are clever enough not to believe what you suggest.
  9. Comparing the achievements of a 4x4 with medium wheels to 6x6 with giant wheels is kinda silly, to say the least.
  10. Sorry, I missread your message in the first place. I thought you wrote 42128 which made no sense in my eye.
  11. What set did they promote for using outdoor ? In the first pages of the instructions, Lego usually shows a drawing that explains that the model is made to be used indoors.
  12. Anio

    75060 - UCS Slave I MOD/MOC

    I like the bed. The dishes around the cannons are nice as well but the way the cannons are attached become meh. The macaroni tile to rounden the body near the windscreen is cool. Maybe you can find a way to improve the angle made with LBG wedges ? The door movement is very cool. Anyway you can make the knob less visible ? Maybe a lever hidden on the back of the ship ? As for the skirt, you should try both parts 42862/48165.
  13. It would be good to have some transparency about the recruiting process to know what they are really looking for.
  14. Do you really mind having some 1x1 plates or similar in a Technic set ?
  15. Sure, it does look good. But it is 1000 miles away from the Lego spirit...
  16. Anio

    UCS Jedi Interceptor

    Hi ! I have finally decided to offer the possibility for people to reproduce these Jedi Interceptors. Instructions are LDD 3D file with modular design. So it is pretty easy to use. I offer UCS sticker as well. The yellow version is the easiest one to reproduce. The Dark Green one uses some expensive parts but they tend to be cheaper now. The Dark Red version is the most tricky one as it requires 4 refs to be painted with the current parts available. The price is 30€ for one model. To get the instructions, you can send me a PM on Eurobricks, Youtube, or FlickR. Or even more convenient, you can email me at setechnic@gmail.com I generally reply pretty quickly.
  17. Obviously, it is the price. Denominated in Bitcoins.
  18. It is still available. As always, send me an email to setechnic@gmail.com Anio
  19. EDIT : Professional building instruction available here : You can email me at setechnic@gmail.com /EDIT Hello there ! Let me show you my UCS Venator ! It is a 5400 part model. UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr It was a very difficult design process. You can see the modularity of the build with those pictures : Brickshelf gallery : http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=422392 FlickR gallery : For the instruction, it is here : Hope you like it as much as I do. :) Here are some videos. The first is mine. Then some are reviews made by Lego fans who reproduced the model.
  20. I am not sure a knob on the arm is more convenient regarding playability...
  21. Nothing to do with details. Details can be changed / modified easily, and so, they are not a problem. As I said, the details are not a problem. The thing is deeper than that. You probably completed that build a few weeks ago, and wings already start to bend. It can (and it will !) only go worth over time. Even official product with way less constraint tend to bend over time (10030, 75095, 10212, and probably a few others). The thing here is that you have a huuuge shuttle, but the level of details and the finishes are not really better than the official product 75156. For example, joins are very important on a UCS model. And the joins here are not better than what we can see on the official playset model. To make it short, you have a model that is twice bigger but you are are far from having twice more details. In other words, you had to deal with all the problems of a big build (complex build, bending parts), without taking advantage of it. I think you should have go with a model that is "only" 50% bigger than 75156. This scale would have been more than enough to have all the details you need, and you would have strongly reduce all the problems related to structures (beyond some point, those can not be removed, this is why it is important not to make the model pointlessly big).
  22. Sorry, but those wings really look terrible. Like the Shuttle were crying.
  23. Very nice indeed. :) At the rear, did you consider using instead of 3 ?